Bob Schiller

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Myr­tis Marie Rose

Mrs. Myr­tis Marie Rose, 73, for­merly of Rome, passed away Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 9, 2017 in Snel­lville, Ga. She was born on Au­gust 3, 1944 in Sum­merville, Ga., the daugh­ter of the late Thomas Os­car Parker and the late He­len Or­leen Reece Parker. Mrs. Rose worked for over thirty years with Sears and later worked for the Floyd County School Sys­tem. She at­tended Fifth Av­enue Bap­tist Church and Lake­view Bap­tist Church in Rome. In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 51 years, James H. Rose.

Sur­vivors in­clude her chil­dren, Tim (Rhonda) Rose, of Lil­burn, and Stephen (Leona) Rose, of Du­luth; her grand­chil­dren, Tyler and Madi­son Rose, of Lil­burn, and Alexan­der Rose, of Du­luth; her brother, Jimmy (Jane) Parker, of Ly­erly; her sis­ter, Joyce (Jeff), of Mur­phy, N.C.; and a mul­ti­tude of oth­ers in­clud­ing cousins, nieces, neph­ews and adopted Shorter Col­lege stu­dents.

Funeral ser­vices will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Oa­knoll Chapel with The Rev­erend Ken Oates of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will follow in Oa­knoll Me­mo­rial Gardens. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at the funeral home from noon un­til the ser­vice time.

Miller and Richards Oa­knoll Chapel Funeral Home and Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices is hon­ored to serve Mrs. Rose’s fam­ily. Please visit www.oa­knollchapel. com to share your mem­o­ries or leave a con­do­lence mes­sage.

Bob Schiller, a com­edy writer whose cred­its reach back to TV’s in­fancy, in­clud­ing “I Love Lucy,” and later, “Maude,” “All in the Fam­ily” and “The Carol Bur­nett Show,” has died. He was 98. Schiller died Tues­day in Pa­cific Pal­isades, Cal­i­for­nia, ac­cord­ing to his daugh­ter, Sadie Novello.

He be­gan writ­ing for tele­vi­sion in 1950, and three years later formed a part­ner­ship with Bob Weiskopf, with whom he col­lab­o­rated for nearly a half-cen­tury. Among their hun­dreds of TV scripts was the clas­sic “I Love Lucy” episode that found Lucy Ri­cardo stomp­ing grapes.

Be­sides “I Love Lucy,” the team wrote for such 1950s sit­coms as “The Bob Cum­mings Show,” ‘’De­cem­ber Bride,” ‘’The Jimmy Du­rante Show” and “The Ann Soth­ern Show.”

Their part­ner­ship con­tin­ued through the 1960s and ‘70s with such shows as Lu­cille Ball’s fol­lowup com­edy “The Lucy Show.” which they co-cre­ated, and “The Red Skel­ton Hour,” Flip Wil­son’s va­ri­ety show “Flip” and “Archie Bunker’s Place.”

Schiller had also writ­ten scripts for such clas­sic ra­dio se­ries as “Duffy’s Tav­ern,” ‘’Ab­bott and Costello” and “The Ad­ven­tures of Ozzie and Har­riet.” He shared writ­ing Em­mys with Weiskopf for “All in the Fam­ily” and “Flip.”

When asked about the suc­cess and longevity of his part­ner­ship with Weiskopf, Schiller was known to re­spond, “That’s easy — we’ve never agreed on any­thing,” to which Weiskopf would fire back, “Yes, we have!” Weiskopf died in 2001. Raised in Los Angeles, Schiller at­tended the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­ni­aLos Angeles, where he wrote a hu­mor col­umn for the school news­pa­per. He was drafted into the Army in 1940, and, de­ployed over­seas, pro­duced com­edy va­ri­ety shows for the troops.

After the war, Schiller took a job with the Rogers & Cowan pub­lic re­la­tions agency, whose clien­tele in­cluded a dentist for whom he wrote the bill­board, “Visit your neigh­bor­hood friendly dentist. Come in be­fore they come out.” Bob Schiller

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